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distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peaking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops. under each one a story, told my our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day, the pencilled yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights, fruit stands, begging our praise. silver trucks heavy with oil or paper, bricks or milk, teeming over highways alongside us, on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives, to teach geometry or ring up groceries, as my mother did for 20 years, so i would write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light, the same light on blackboards are lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question, or atoms
beyonce. a phenomenal, i thought very moving poem by richard blanco and then the colorful inaugural parade and the inaugural balls last night. i gotta tell you the ceremony kept going on and on and it continues today with a prayer service at the national cathedral. we'll tell you all about it. this glorious day for all americans to celebrate the second inaugural of president obama. and a day of renewal for our american democracy. that's what we'll get into today with all of our guests and with you. first, here she is with today's current news update, we get all of the latest, kelly clarkson -- right. how about lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning. i'll take kelly clarkson. one more celebration to mark the president's inauguration today. at 9:00 tonight, president obama, the first lady and the bidens will attend the staff inaugural ball at the walter e. washington convention center in d.c. it is the last in a long series of galas and celebrations. last night d.c. held two inaugural balls in the convention center. first up was the commanders in chief ball. and
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